As the fourth cycle of rice planting commences, Begawan reaffirms its commitment to sustainable agriculture, continuing to make improvements to our existing model. 

Ducks fertilising Begawan’s rice fields

Innovative Planting Methods and Compost Experimentation

This time around, we are pioneering innovative methods of planting and experimenting with various types of compost to determine their efficacy for our soil. This initiative underscores our unwavering dedication to data-informed decision-making and our embrace of the “learning by doing” principle, which guides our journey toward regenerative rice farming. 

Systematic composting by farmers

Reducing Methane Gas Emissions

One notable aspect of this cycle is our groundbreaking research on methane gas emissions. We have initiated a comprehensive study to measure the water input into the fields and have implemented intermittent watering techniques. By doing so, we aim to understand the impact of water management on methane emissions, contributing valuable insights to the global effort to mitigate greenhouse gases from agriculture. This bold step showcases Begawan’s commitment to sustainable practices that extend beyond mere crop production, emphasising our role as stewards of the environment and pioneers in sustainable farming practices.

Installation of a methane measurement device

Caring for the Environment

As we embark on this fourth cycle, we remain steadfast in our mission to not only produce high-quality rice but also to serve as a beacon of innovation and sustainability in agriculture. Begawan pushes boundaries, learning from its experiences and sharing its knowledge with the world, all while nurturing the land and reducing its environmental footprint. Together, we can create a brighter and more sustainable future for our planet through regenerative rice farming.

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